The Little Pinecone

It was my fruit that gave her hope. I dropped it for her that summer day on Asbury Avenue, there on the rutted sidewalk between the small houses, the ones with their driveway folding chairs and roadside recycling bins, and the four sets of apartment buildings toward the end of the road. That’s where she…

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Maundy Thursday reflections: longing and hope

My heart is nearly broken with sorrow/ Remain here with me/ Stay awake and pray Tonight I shared in a remote Maundy Thursday service through the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest’s Cathedral, which is sharing its social distanced Holy Week services with their many church plants due to COVID-19. Maundy Thursday is another name…

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My story: how fashion reflects my spirit

No matter your gender, you know what you think when you see something bright. And to me, this flash of color is symbolic of life. But I didn’t always appreciate that.

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DACA, the Wall, and the fall of Jericho

Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. -Amos 5:15, ESV

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How to be a peacemaker in a war-torn world, Part 1

To be a peacemaker is to fight. When multiple races, tribes or countries have conflict or war with each other, peace may seem unattainable. (Re)conciliation requires faithful, patient effort and continual hope. After all, people and groups disagree with each other and are often engrained in their opinions. One side has hurt the other in…

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